Baths

Tonight I discovered the wonders of Bandcamp and the work of Will Wiesenfeld. Maybe you’ve heard of his work as Baths. His albums “Circulean” and “Obsidian” are incredible. You can click the links to listen to them on Spotify. The song “No Eyes” from the album Obsidian has been on repeat on my speakers for the last month.

What I didn’t know was that he’s produce music under other names like “Geodic” and “[Post-Foetus]”. While Baths has a more upbeat, pop-y atmosphere, his work as Geodic is more environmental. The album “Morning Shore (Eon Isle)” is relaxing and worth putting on during a lazy Sunday. It’s easy to listen to and I’m excited to find more music created by Will Wiesenfeld. Read more about him here.

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Whole and Broken

There’s a different kind of comfort in my life right now. A gentle calmness that surrounds me and seems to hum a joy I have never known. Inside this happiness there is also its counter. Everything will eventually end – everything does. Therefore this comfort shall be appreciated while its here.

The place where I stand now is between both joy and sorrow. Once you have something great, you know that you can’t have great forever. The duality is where you can find peace of mind. A state where you don’t desire anything anymore. You just exist as you are, in and of yourself.

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Let go of the outcomes

Perhaps the most important lessons in life are to be in the present moment and to detach from the outcomes of your life. We spend so much time struggling with the flow of life that we don’t realize that usually what we struggle against is just ourselves.

We spend so much time dissolved in thought that we distract ourselves from living our lives. Without paying attention to our lives, we get swept away and lost in possibilities. We could have had that happen if we had done this, or we could become that if we did this. The truth of the matter is, usually the outcome doesn’t matter.

It doesn’t matter if we get the white picket fence, what matters is the journey to the picket fence. The family we build and our relationships with them. If we have a dysfunctional house, does it matter if we have a nice appearance to everyone else?

If our dream is to become rich, we may become so preoccupied with the outcome of being rich that we miss the things we want to be rich for. We may want money to go out and have fun with friends but, in the effort of getting money, we lose all of our time. We trade one thing for another.

That’s why we need to detach from the outcomes and let go of them. We can want the white picket fence without needing to have the white picket fence. We can want to be rich and find a balance between working and having free time.

Being present is just as important. What good is an adventurous life if you’re always dreaming up your next exploration? Position your sails to go in the direction you want but don’t spend all day staring out at sea to see if you’re going in the right direction. Be here and now and experience life.

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